Fast Safety Assessment and Correction Framework for Maintenance Work ZonesAuthor/Presenter: Xu, Zhepu; Yang, Qun
A framework is proposed to assess the safety of maintenance work zones in a timely manner, show whether there are safety hazards, whether adjustments need to be made and how to adjust it. By means of advanced data acquisition technologies such as multi video detection and portable device based naturalistic driving, the microscopic vehicle behaviour data can be collected. Based on this data, a method for expressing and displaying the distribution of unsafe vehicle behaviour is used to show whether safety hazards exist. Using Vissim, the impacts of the length and speed limit of the warning area, the length and type of the upstream transition area and the length of the work area of the maintenance work zone on the distribution of unsafe vehicle behaviour are simulated to establish the safety correction matrix, which can tell maintenance departments the direction of adjustment when safety hazards exist in maintenance work zones.